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Simona Halep vs Elina Svitolina, Singapore Red Group Preview

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RR: πŸ”΄ Red Group: (1) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs (4) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Elina Svitolina

The Final semi-final spot in the red group will be up for grabs when world number 1, Simona Halep comes up against Elina Svitolina in Singapore on Friday evening. Caroline Wozniacki is assured of one of the spots in the semi-finals from the red group after winning her first two matches in straight sets.

Simona Halep enters this clash with a 1/1 win/loss record in the red group whilst Elina Svitolina has disappointingly lost her opening two group matches. Simona Halep’s destiny is in her own hands heading into this match, if she wins she will finish second in the group and advance to the semi-final stage, regardless of the result in the previous match between Wozniacki and Garcia.

Despite losing her first two matches, Svitolina is still a slim chance to qualify for the semi-finals, Svitolina needs to beat Halep in straight sets, but also needs Caroline Wozniacki to have beaten Caroline Garcia prior to this match, a result that seems likely. Svitolina will enter this match with some confidence given her good record against Halep, Svitolina leads the head-to-head 2-1 and held match point in the match she lost to the Romanian at Roland Garros earlier this year.

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Simona Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki, Singapore Red Group Preview

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RR: πŸ”΄ Red Group: (1) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs (6) πŸ‡©πŸ‡° Caroline Wozniacki

Wednesday’s action from the red group begins with an exciting encounter between Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki. Halep and Wozniacki both kicked of their Singapore campaign’s in impressive fashion on Monday with commanding straight set victories over previously troublesome opponents. The slow conditions in Singapore seemingly suit both Halep and Wozniacki very nicely, both have had previous success at the venue, this promises to be an extremely tight battle between two fairly evenly matched opponents. Wozniacki holds a 3-2 head-to-head record over Halep and has won their last two matches, however the world number 1 has proven to be a troublesome opponent for anyone in these conditions and will fancy her chances against the Dane.

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Simona Halep vs Caroline Garcia, Singapore Red Group Preview

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RR: πŸ”΄ Red Group: (1) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs (8) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Caroline Garcia

World number 1, Simona Halep will kickstart proceedings in the red group on Monday evening with an intriguing clash against the in-form Caroline Garcia. These two went head-to-head just a few weeks ago, where Garcia defeated Halep in straight sets to clinch the title in Beijing. Otherwise, Halep holds a 2-1 record over the Frenchwoman. Halep is also the only player that has reached the WTA Finals in Singapore on all 4 occasions the event has been held in Singapore. Conversely, Garcia is playing in her first WTA Finals for the first time (in singles) and is an unexpected participant at the event after rocketing into the top 8 with back-to-back title wins in Wuhan and Beijing earlier this month. Who will be the first on the winners list in the red group?

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Simona Halep vs Maria Sharapova, U.S Open R1 Preview

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(2) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs (wc) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Maria Sharapova

All eyes will be Arthur Ashe Stadium for the biggest first round clash at this year’s U.S Open as the second seeded Simona Halep takes on former champion Maria Sharapova on Monday in New York. This is an absolutely brutal draw for both players, both will relish the opportunity. The key statistic that stands out heading into this blockbuster is Maria Sharapova’s perfect 6-0 head-to-head record over the Romanian. The pair have played out some fierce contests in the past, most notably the 2014 Roland Garros final. Indeed, some of Halep’s toughest ever losses have been at the hands of Sharapova, this should be an opportunity for Simona to start to avenge those losses given Sharapova must be rusty.

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Simona Halep vs Garbine Muguruza, πŸ† Cincinnati Final Preview

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Final: (2) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs (4) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Garbine Muguruza

A blockbuster finale is confirmed for Sunday at the Western & Southern Open as Simona Halep comes up against Garbine Muguruza. Halep is again one win away from becoming the world number 1, however a red-hot Muguruza stands in her way. Halep and Muguruza both cruised through their semi-final matches on Saturday, both will be fresh and ready to give their all in Sunday’s final. Muguruza holds a 2-1 head-to-head record over Halep, however this will be the first meeting between the pair in over 2 years and it was Halep who won their most recent match. It will be interesting to see how these two match-up against each other, in a match-up that should be seen at the business end of the biggest tournaments over the coming years.

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